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. >> he's been in a houston hobble since thanksgiving and doctors say his health has taken an unfortunate turn. it's thursday, december 27. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> and good morning. i'm brandi hitt in for paula faris. >> and i'm muhammad lila in for rob nelson. happy thursday morning. or as i'm learning, day four in our terminology here at "world news now." >> yes. i'm so glad you came back. we were so worried. sometimes this shift scares people away. >> i've heard, and i think it's true, the viewers of this show are the coolest television viewers around. even though we get some different faces, there's one constant here, we've got willis backing us up. willis in the house, ladies and gentlemen. >> you can hear him behind us every time. thank you for joining us and staying up. maybe you can't sleep, but we appreciate you here with us. thank you, willis. >> any time. >>> coming up, we'll hear from a bush family spokesperson as the 41st president struggles to get better. then our other top story, the winter storm that is crippling a huge section of the country, settin
and four touchdowns against houston. in the fourth, brady dumped the pass off. breaking tackles, the ball pops out. brandon loy falls on it in the end zone. new england destroys the texans 42-14. the loss snaps houston's six-game winning streak and puts the patriots one game behind the texans for the conference top seed. >>> in basketball, the heat shut down the hawks. lebron james was flying high, slamming his way to 27 points. dwyane wade popped in another 26 to help miami beat atlanta 101-92. the heat are now 10-1 at home this season. >>> remember lin-sanity? jeremy lin is with houston and scored 38 points against the spurs. the game goes into o.t., and they pull away. san antonio has won five in a row. >>> and heisman trophy winner johnny manziel, also known as johnny football, paid a visit to david letterman. his topic, "the top ten perks of winning the heisman trophy." >> old nickname, johnny football. new nickname, heisman trophy winner johnny football. maybe mom will stop nagging me to go to dental school. i'll probably be the only heisman trophy winner at my high school reunion.
bombshell report about whitney houston's death. >>> and a big business deal involvin ♪ skinny, so skinny >>> thank you so much. willie, that's right. it's time for "the skinny. xwts and i think the first story made a lot of mouths drop. >> absolutely. this has to do with one of america's most beloved performers, one of america's most beloved musicians. whitney houston, the memory of her passing still very fresh. you know, it hasn't been very long. but there are accusations now from a hollywood private investigator who claims that whitney houston was murdered by drug dealers. he claims he has surveillance video that proves it. his name is paul wable, and he's turned over evidence to the fbi, showing that the 48-year-old singer was killed over a drug debt in february. of course, these are just allegations and accusations. he says he has proof. but again, we haven't seen that proof. of course, if this is true, this would be major, major news. >> in the interview, he also said, well, i don't have -- i can't say that definitely she was killed. but i have proof, and there's video of drugs bein
-old man was killed near houston after a tree fell on his pickup. snow covered the ground in long view and turned dallas into a winter wonderland and blizzard warnings stretched from arkansas to pennsylvania. turning to mobile, alabama, windows were shattered and cars tossed off streets as this tornado touched down. >> oh my god, we need to go. it's right there. >> that's scary. several buildings damaged and several car accidents were blamed on the storm but no reports of serious injuries. emergency management officials tell cnn power has been restored to many customers, just over 7,000 in the dark, down from 23,000 last night. we head to mobile, christina leavenworth of w.e.a.r. in just about an hour weather officials will assess damage. christina, what are you hearing so far? >> reporter: good morning, carol. we are seeing a lot of damage here and it's widespread. the national weather service is saying the tornado touched down in five different locations, one of them here at murphy high school. we'll look quick, that was the cafeteria and pieces of portable classrooms smashed into it
in intensive care at a houston hospital. doctors are trying to control a stubborn and rising feature. >> he's conscious, joking with his doctors but the president looks like he's done a few rounds with mike tyson. >> president owe pa ma returns to washington today with five days to avoid the fiscal cliff. >> all eyes will be on the senate after house republicans said it's up to senate leadership to reach a deal. >>> starbucks is urging action asking baristas in his washington, d.c., cafes to write the word "come together" on the cups. >> a new york newspaper facing backlash after it published the names and addresses of local gun owners. >>> a busy shanghai shopping center a shark tank exploded. >>> the windy city of chicago will sport america's most expensive parking meters. >> what do you think about that? >> too much. >> all that -- >> smith catches, shoots puts it up, puts it in at the buzzer! j.r. smith with another game winner! >>> what is your favorite app? >> scrabble. >> sometimes i want to yank that out of your hands. >> and all that matters. >> an endangered thi
of whitney houston's death. >> it was a tragic end to an iconic singer's successful but often troubled career. whitney houston, who battled with drugs and alcohol for decades, died february 11th in a hotel bathtub at the age of 48, the night before the grammy aawards. houston's death was an accidental drowning with the effects of heart disease and cocaine use as contributing factors. ♪ i will always love you >> michelle turner, cnn, hollywood. >>> please join me for the biggest stories of year in crime, politics and money and the most scandalous. the top 10 of 2012 cnn sunday at 8:00 p.m. eastern. >>> let's check the top stories right now. former president george h.w. bush is still in a houston hospital. his wife barbara and other relatives were at his side yesterday. the 88-year-old has been in the hospital for more than a month with a lingering cough and recently had a low grade fever. doctors remain cautiously optimistic about a full recovery. >>> a claim of a facebook privacy braechl within the zuckerberg family. the co-founder's sister says a family photo was reposted by another woman
. at least two reported tornadoes touched down in the houston area. one man was killed when a toppled tree flattened his pickup truck. by mid-afternoon, nearly 70,000 people in the houston area were without power. meteorologist david bernard says it's only going to get worse. >> this is a wide-ranging storm, as far as impacts go. there's a tornado threat in the south all the way into the southeast for tomorrow. north of that, arkansas into tennessee, indiana, parts of missouri and even into ohio, the threat will be for blizzard conditions developing later tonight and tomorrow. >> reporter: and all that bad weather is tracking east, with the bulk of it hitting the northeast by wednesday night. nm? >> thanks, michelle. police are learning more about what led to the ambush of four firemen yesterday in webster, ebstyork. there is a memorial outside the firehouse to michael chip rene and thomas kaczowka. they were shot and killed by the gunman william spengler, who later killed himself. he left a rambling note in which he said he wanted to see how much of the neighborhood he could burn down and
, 88-year-old george h.w. bush remains in a hospital in houston where he's been since last month battling a bad cough. the former president now has a persistent fever. bob orr joins us now from washington with details. bob. >> reporter: good evening, jim. well, a spokesman for the bush family says that former president george h.w. bush is in "guarded condition," with that stubborn fever you mentioned that's not responding well to tylenol. the 88-year-old former president is on a liquid diet, and tonight he's in an intensive care unit at the houston hospital where he's been battling bronchitis and a series of setbacks over the past month or so. the spokesman said mr. bush's condition seems a little bit worse than it was on sunday, but he noted at the same time it's a bit better than it was yesterday. we're told he doesn't have very much energy, but his doctors are said to be "cautiously optimistic," and they believe they have all of his health issues in hand. jim. >> axelrod: thank you, bob. the news is better for south africa's former president, nelson mandela. he was released fr
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there. madison with the division champion, 38-35 victory. >> tonight houston, san leandro knocked out to retain his super bantum weight title. he was in control. he originally from the philippines improves to 31 and 1 with this knockout. coming up at 11:00. de lasalle on the field and michael crabtree giving back to the community. >>> still to come, a helping welcome to my secret lair. and you are? your worst nightmare mr. box. since you foolishly brought back your bonus jack! i have copied your two pure beef patties, lettuce, melting cheese, pickles, and middle bun, plus fries and a drink for $4.49. and now you will tell me what is in your secret sauce!! uh, i think i know. "we all know," "pretty obvious." you couldn't tell me when i handed out the wiener-dog lasers!?! >>> coming up at 11:00, we're learning more about heroes in yesterday's deadly shooting in newtown, connecticut. victims and the heroes. plus, the bomb threat that shut down two schools in the south bay. what authorities are saying about the suspect tonight on abc news at 11:00. the act of giving back and sharing the w
blamed for a young man's death in houston. he was trying to push aside a downed tree, when another tree snapped and fell on top of him, killing him instantly. blizzard conditions blanketed the midwest and beyond. snowplows had to clear roads as far south as lubbock, texas. interstate 40 near the intersection of i-35 and oklahoma was closed for most of christmas morning after a massive car pileup. freezing rain conditions caused 21 vehicles to crash into one another. several people were taken to the hospital. the storms are only expected to increase in strength as they sweep across the nation, delivering another heavy blow to the midwest on wednesday. and 10 inches of snow, meaning traveling home in the days after christmas could become even more treacherous. brad wheelis, abc news, los angeles. >> i'm glad we're in new york city right now where we've been spared. but it's one thing for those storms to happen. but it's another to happen this week. there are millions of people on the road, on airplanes, going places for the holidays, millions taking trips and it's not going to be easy for
there. across the country 73 degrees in houston, 45 and cold in chicago mostly cloudy. 54 some showers into new york. around the bay area, 50s and maybe some low 60s this afternoon in the south bay and that will be about it. and then we are going to catch a break. toward tomorrow, just a slight chance of maybe a shower or two. but really partly cloudy skies. wednesday looks dry. but a return to some stormy weather on thursday staying unsettled right into the weekend, gianna. >> it's going to be a tough weekend with all that rain. let's head over to the roadways now. 121 also known as silverado trail is completely shut down now due to an accident that may have hit a pole and took out some wires so there's lots of activity and crews on the scene trying to clean up the situation between stone crest drive and hagen road the 1800 block of sill rather is rad doe trail so give yourself some extra time to get around that area. they should have that reopened by 7:00 this morning. the rest of the bay area slick surfaces. 880 both directions looking good, somewhat windy. 15 minutes between 238 an
infection and gal stones. >>> the first president bush will spend christmas in the hospital in houston. bush who is 88 has been battling a cough for weeks and developed a fever over the weekend. we got worded to that actor yak klugman has died. most notably in the odd couple. he won two emmys playing the sloppy sports writer with his roommate. in the 80s he lost his voice to throat cancer but trained himself to speak again. he was 90. >>> at the vatican, pope den ticket celebrated christmas eve mass. benedict is 85. he urged people to slow down and spend more time with god and less time using high-tech gadgets. on a somewhat related note for the first time ever britain's queen elizabeth has gone 3d. she watched a playback. she thanked all the athletes who took part in the london olympics. the message will air tomorrow. >>> one christmas tradition would not take place without some of santa's helpers. their story is next. sometimes life can be well, a little uncomfortable. but when it's hard or hurts to go to the bathroom, there's dulcolax stool softener. dulcolax stool softener doesn't make y
in a houston hospital. the 88-year-old was admitted last month after developing a cough. he's now being treated for weakness and fever. doctors say they are cautiously optimistic about his recovery. >>> nelson mandela will also spend christmas in the hospital where he's being treated for a lung infection and gallstones. people in capetown gathered to pray for the former south african president. other prayer services took place across the country. >>> the so-called king of the character actors has died. charles durning played everything from a nazi officer to the pope. he earned two oscar nominations including one for the musical "the best little whorehouse in texas." he was also a world war ii vet who survived the d-day invasion of normandy and battle of the bulge. he was 89 years old. >>> the actor best known as oscar for his role in the 1970s sitcom "the odd couple" has passed away. john finolio takes a look at jack klugman's life, career, and challenges he overcame. >> reporter: jack klugman was best known as the lovable, sloppy, cigar-loving sports writer oscar madison in "the odd couple."
.w. bush is in guarded condition as a houston hospital with what's being called a stubborn fever. the 88-year-old former president has been in the hospital for bronchitis for almost four weeks now of the doctors say his cough is improving but a lingering fever took him into intensive care. >> it includes a persistent fever and doctors are doing everything they can to wrap their arms around t they're cautiously optimistic that their current course of treatment is going to be effective. >> the former president's spokesman said the former president is alert and talking with staff. the senior bush has gotten visits from his son, former president george w. bush and former florida governor jeb bush. >>> we are on storm watch tonight even though it's mostly dry in the bay area right now. there's a winter storm warning in the sierra. it's not keeping people from flocking to the sierra. ken? >> reporter: right now you can see a touch of snow coming down here. it slowed in the past hour or so. we're at the nyack gas station just off interstate 80. interstate 80 at least it to this point is -- lea
. >>> george h.w. bush, forced to spend christmas day in a houston hospital. he was treated to a special holiday meal. 88 years old. been in the hospital for more than a month with a lingering cough. doctors are cautiously optimistic for a full recovery for the president. >>> before heading back to d.c., president obama and the first lady michelle obama kept up a christmas tradition. visiting marines at a base in hawaii, thanking them for their service. >> the greatest honor i have as president is being commander in chief and the reason it's an honor is because not only do we have the finest military in the world, but we also have the finest fighting men and women in the world. >> mrs. obama and their daughters will not be cutting their vacation short. they will stay in hawaii. >> good for them. >>> l.a., the best record in the nba. no, not the lakers. the clippers! look at billy crystal. they won their franchise record. he's court side a lot apparently. a record 14th game in a row on christmas night. beating the nuggets, a score of 112-1000, 22-6 on the year. earlier in the day, in the
from boston to houston for demanding better pay. 14 ports which handle half of the nation's shipping traffic are threatened. workers could walk off the job this sunday, costing the economy an estimated $1 billion per day. >>> and for the second time this month, someone has been pushed to their death on a new york subway. a woman seen running away on the left side of this surveillance video, right here, shoved a man on to the tracks last night. he was then crushed by an oncoming train. witnesses say the woman was talking to herself, pacing on the platform before pushing the man from behind. and did not appear to even know the victim. >>> and finally, you don't have to be a football fan to be inspired by this story. for the first time since being diagnosed with leukemia in september, indianapolis colts head coach chuck pagano will return to the field this weekend, a symbol of strength and resilience. he spoke to espn's rachel nichols, about the moment when doctors cleared him to return home last sunday. >> dr. craig came in. and we had a conversation. he said, your counts are starting
at his houston hospital on christmas.and the former president is trying to stay optimistic. former president bush has >> he says that he is determined not to be grumpy and it's difficult bithynia understands that he is there for a reason. >> former president bush has been at since november 23rd when he cough. the cough has improved, now the fever is the issue.doctors say they're treating the fever with tylenol. >> now at five - more wet weather hitting the bay area. you're looking live at downtown san francisco. right now, a short break in the storm - but, it's not completely over. tonight - kron4 has team coverage. the mounting storm damage - trees down, flooding, and the still dangerous road conditions. but first, jaqueline bennet has more from the kron-4 weather center. >>jacqueline: not that bad, oakland airport moving up decent. however, other areas of the united states airports are risks. seen in delays. mostly decent conditions and the rainfall to the south and to the east. through the sierras, it is winding down we are going to see clear conditions, overnight. that will lea
, one of the greatest voices of her generation, whitney houston, has died. february 11th, 2012, a tragic end for an iconic singer. whitney houston, who battled with drugs and alcohol for decades, was found dead in a los angeles hotel bathroom. her death was ruled an accidental drowning with the effects of heart disease and cocaine use listed as contributing factors. she was just 48. that was one of the biggest entertainment moments of 2012. some might say 2012 was the year of washington versus the rest of us. unemployment, home prices and the stock market all up. even as our nation's leaders failed to get their act together. here are the top ten stories that caught the attention of cnn business correspondent christine romans and ali velshi. >> number ten, apple, the first year without steve jobs and the company is trying to prove under a new ceo that it can still invent things we didn't even know we would wee needed that we would buy faster than anything's been sold in personal technology before. >>> number nine, the u.s. stock market. despite all those worries about the fiscal cliff and
through an area about 100 miles north of houston. snow is also causing problems in areas unaccustomed to seeing a white christmas. dallas got hit with a rare snowfall, which made for dangerous driving conditions on the roadways. >> it's a mess. it's scary. >> reporter: a similar scene in lubbock, texas. crews were on the scene at this accident. in the houston area, strong winds toppled this tree on to a pickup truck, killing the driver. this morning, the huge winter system is on the move toward the northeast. and there are concerns it could create a travel nightmare at the nation's busy airports when travelers are trying to get home after the christmas holiday. at the height of this last night, they estimated 25,000 customers without power. alabama power has been out all night working on debris powers like this, trying to get people's lights back on. from this point on, savannah, it only get colder as we get into the teeth of december. >> jim cantore, thank you. where are these storms headed next? maria larosa is tracking them for us, in for al. >>> strong thunderstorms in the southea
president george herbert walker bush issued a statement from his hospital bed in houston saying, quote, barbara and i mourn the loss of a true american patriot. more than that, said, president bush, he was a good and decent man and a dear friends. >> he was that and more. andrea mitchell in washington, thank you. >>> a lot of other news to get to this morning. let's head to the news desk. that's where we find natalie morales. >> good morning, everyone. speaking of the former president george h.w. bush, we have an update on his health. good morning to you, janet. >> reporter: natalie, good morning. an e-mail from former president bush's chief of staff is shedding new light on his condition today. it says in part she's confident he will recover. and she says, is he sick? yes. does he plan on going anywhere soon? no. he has every intention of staying put. he would ask me to tell you to please put the harps back in the closet. she goes on to say that mr. bush will likely be in the hospital for a while due to his age and he can use our prayers. natalie, back to you. >> we are sending them.
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. from st. louis. >> from michigan. >> jeremy from littleton, colorado. >> from houston. >> from pennsylvania. >> jeffrey from cliffton, new jersey. >> hey, jeff, fox sports employs him on the net, not fox news. nothing to do with us. mike from california. >> you are kidding me, right, mike? you are kidding me. the christmas tree originated in germany thousands of years after jeremiah. as they say on espn, come on, man! >> and thomas, pennsylvania. >> don't take it seriously, tom, i don't believe we are dealing with a ph.d. here. and by the way, miller has some thoughts about psi and his criticism of civiles of american military tomorrow. can't wait for that. and finally the tip of the day. i'm paying for washington d.c. and so are you. we are all paying for this city. our tax money makes it go. so we should take advantage of that. you should bring your kids here. even if they don't want to go, you make them go. washingston a great place to go, great buildings, history everywhere. i love the willard hotel where abraham lincoln stayed before he entered the white house. and georget
. >> jeremy from littleton, colorado. >> from houston. >> from pennsylvania. >> jeffrey from cliffton, new jersey. >> hey, jeff, fox sports employs him on the net, not fox news. nothing to do with us. mike from california. >> you are kidding me, right, mike? you are kidding me. the christmas tree originated in germany thousands of years after jeremiah. as they say on espn, come on, man! >> and thomas, pennsylvania. >> don't take it seriously, tom, i don't believe we are dealing with a ph.d. here. and by the way, miller has some thoughts about psi and his criticism of civiles of american military tomorrow. can't wait for that. and finally the tip of the day. i'm paying for washington d.c. and so are you. we are all paying for this city. our tax money makes it go. so we should take advantage of that. you should bring your kids here. even if they don't want to go, you make them go. washingston a great place to go, great buildings, history everywhere. i love the willard hotel where abraham lincoln stayed before he entered the white house. and georgetown. visit washington. factor tip of the day
houston. >> from pennsylvania. >> jeffrey from cliffton, new jersey.
santorum insisted that president kennedy's religious speech in houston put religion out of the public sphere and made him want to throw up. not one reporter who reported that remark went to google -- and i did -- looked at that speech and said as a matter of fact he talks about the role of religion. he talks about the priests in his life. so it's sort of like you're just -- i understand that on deadline it could be difficult, but you're just allowed to spew this stuff and people don't even sometimes use the basic tools of journalism to say really? is that what president kennedy said? >> the best line in that speech which may be kennedy's best speech was the interest here is not what church i go to, it's what america i believe in. the issue on the table here is not my beliefs or faith or lack thereof, it's about this country and what this country should say to people of faith or no faith. it should be how we treat as americans all the different belief systems. >> let me up the ante on what joan just said. that's right. people didn't check. and on deadline, there may be an excuse. to me
the northeast yet. >> chicago, newark, houston, but the effects are -- can be across the whole united states, right? >> that's right. it's going to hit around the evening rush in new york and then continue on for the evening. so there's already been 2400 flights that have arrived over 15 minutes late. over 1,045 minutes late. that's cascading more delays through the day. we're showing about 1248 flight cancellations so far. that's not too much in new york, it's dallas, indy, chicago and the numbers will stack up in the northeast and new york this afternoon. the good news is, though, that as long as the airlines push through and take the delays and get people where they want, one to four hours late things will reset. the wind will die down, snow will get cleared and the hope is we'll be on track tomorrow. >> say we're traveling and we went home and want to get back to work and we're hearing about the delays. what should we do? >> if you think you're affected. if you're flying to, from, or, the northeast this evening, either you have to be very patient and willing to accept multi-hour delays o
. >>> former president george h.w. bush spent christmas in the intensive care unit at houston's methodist hospital. he is 88 years old and has developed a stubborn fever and has been in the hospital since sunday. chief medical correspondent dr. sanjay gupta joins me by phone. it was expected he would be going home for christmas. but he is still in the icu. how dangerous is bronchitis and this subsequent fever for someone his age? what are the potential complications here? >> reporter: the age plays a big role here. bronchitis is something that can be easily treated and oftentimes -- some of the times it needs antibiotics to treat it. in you and me it would be a pretty easy thing to treat. the fact that he's had a bronchitis and was on the general care floor and went back to the intensive care unit with a fever probably indicates that the bronchitis was either not completely treated the first time around or it came back. it was treated but came back pretty quickly. and both of those things we take seriously. as you might guess the biggest concern might this turn into pneumonia. bronchitis
the country. i can tell you that it is not a question of texas and new york, it is houston and dallas. the difference between what people want, are willing to expect -- willing to except and think is appropriate, that is the essence of the issue here. if you look at the polls, when it comes to the budget, everyone wants the government to do what it is doing now but they want to pay less for it. a good track, if you can figure it out. host: joshua gordon is the policy director for the concorde. thank you for joining us this week. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] >> since that conversation, not much has changed. we expect the house and senate to be back in at 4:30 eastern. the senate is in recess subject to the call of the chair. right now they are meeting in the separate caucuses on capitol hill to discuss their potential resolutions to the fiscal cliff. we are hoping to hear from harry reid outside the ohio corridor. we will bring you those comments live in the next couple of minutes as the happen. ultimat
care tonight, but a spokesman says he's improving. the former president has been in a houston hospital since november 23rd where he is being treated for a cough and bronchitis. the 40 first president was moved to -- the 41st president was moved to intensive care on sunday when he developed fever. the former president is alert and in good spirits and reported to have been singing with his doctors and his nurses. >>> something that's happened thousands of miles away has families in the u.s. very upset. the president of russia signed a ban that would prevent americans from adopting children in russia. 60,000 children have been adopted by american families in the last 20 years. as fox 5's beth parker shows us, the ban will change a lot of lives. >> reporter: a photo of the orphanage where nadia green spent her early years. >> i was little, i was so lonely in the orphanage i used to cry at night and i just feel bad for all the girls and boys that are like alone there. >> reporter: nadia says she was well cared for, but it was not like having a family until americans barbara porter and jer
? >> yeah. >> really? >> one in houston right now. melissa: he watches it all the time, believe him. i thought the $400 worth of coffee was silly, but it sold out. i have a bridge i want to sell you. >> not economically smart. melissa: no. moving on something not pricey, but delicious looking. check this out. it is a bacon cheeseburger perched on a bloody mary. the crew is looking closely. delicious. this garnish has its own garnish of shrimp and sausage. it comes with a beer chaser, and that's only nine bucks. i'm surprised. the owner of the bar in winsconsin says business has gone up, i
to houston threatening to strike you in the wallet. eric: read the headlines and they say that president is giving up his vacation takes toe a fiscal cliff deal, but is there any room for negotiation? let's talk about it a little bit. >> the president is heading back to washington to attempt a last-ditch effort with speaker boehner to forge some compromise to avert a fiscal cliff which will kick in in six days if nothing isone done. those are the headlines are we talking about is cutting his vacation short in tha and that l well and good. is there anything that can be done because they really seem to be at an impasse before christmms, the republicans in the houseors, imploded and a ve, very tight spot and i suspect if there is to be a deal it'll be a pretty on powering one for all involved. eric: john boehner, putting it up on the screen. $800 billion in tax revenue on the table, allegedly the table, allegedly said you get nothing for free. >> there were a couple of eye-opening quotes. went through the timeline of how went through the timeline of how boehner and the president and that w
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of another highway crash, this one in houston, texas, where an 18-wheeler crashed and exploded on a freeway near the airport. the driver was reportedly killed and multiple emergency teams including firemen and hazmat crews are on the scene. gregg: president obama is apparently cutting his hawaiian vacation short heading back to washington tonight to restart the negotiations on the so-called fiscal cliff. if mr. obama and congress can not agree on a stopgap measure, automatic hikes and spending cuts will hit americans jan 1. peter doocy live in washington with more on this peter, what is the latest? >> reporter: gregg, the president said on friday he would see it this week and maybe if lawmakers went back to home districts to drink eggnog and eat cookies and sing christmas carols maybe they would be more in touch with the hardship so many americans are going to face if the fiscal cliff is not avoided. >> there is a mismatch right now between how everybody else is thinking about these problems. democrats and republicans, outside of this town and how folks are operating here and we've just got
. there is another batch that are going to begin to pull in towards the houston area and this tornado watch box in effect until 4:00. you'll get a little brit o bit of a break in these storms. and then potentially looking at large, destructive tornadoes. that's why we are concerned about. look at this temperature right here, 9 degrees in omaha, 24 in oklahoma city. the temps plumb it behind the storm and we still watch the severe weather pull off to the south. we will be dealing with blizzard conditions across parts of missouri. i want to show you this bulls sigh for the threat for severe weather. texas, louisiana, mississippi and alabama. unfortunately on christmas you need to have your plans in place if you need to take carve within moments. kelly: that is very important. good job on fox & friends this morning. you are my favorite weatherman. merry christmas to you. >> reporter: and to you. jaime: the tsunamis are really the only thing they have to worry about generally when it comes to wild weather in hawaii and that is not a concern. president obama is there spending time with his family fo
ambushed be by a similar one by the shooter in newtown. that day in houston a police officer 'cause killed in a traffic stop. how come this steady toll doesn't keep our attention? shouldn't it add urgency to the debate? >> it's not just the first responders. on my sunday show, i dealt with the issue that there have been on average, dealing with the black kids, a newtown every 40 days in the last two years. >> say that again. >> every 40 days, when you take the number of black kids who have been shot and killed, there's been a newtown every 40 days. >> that's important. >> we saw what happened in chicago. yeah, we're sort of used to it. what we must do is look at when you have a mass shooting, that focuses the attention and causes folks to say have we been asleep at the wheel when it comes to these other issues? and we have. it is because again, america unfortunately has to have a major issue. a major issue to go oh, now let's do something about it. >> get our attention. >> i think roland made a really profound point earlier when he was we always want a silver bullet when there's a thing li
change. temperatures there into the 50s. across the country, not too bad. 73 degrees in houston. 48 degrees and chilly in denver. 45 in chicago. mostly cloudy skies. rain possible delays in new york today. temperatures around the bay area mainly in the 50s and 60s for highs. so kind of a cool brisk breezy day outside. but temperatures really starting to drop off over the next couple of days. in fact, look at the temperatures for tuesday and wednesday. the highs maxing out only in the low to about the mid-40s. overnight lows likely to drop off into the 30s. maybe even some 20s in some of the wind sheltered valleys and then back to rain as we get into thursday, friday, and more stormy weather over the weekend. that's exciting, huh, gianna? >> that is a lot of weather movement happening and unfortunately makes for a very exciting commute. we have a lot going on, on the roadways. live look at the bay bridge toll plaza, metering lights on, traffic slow up the incline. give yourself some extra time. now we have a couple of accidents. i just got word of one from chp. i couldn't make a map
. damian in houston, texas, independent caller. . caller: good morning. texas is a right to work state. right to work states tended to victimize the employees. is employers don't have what a level standards for employment and it tends to create a high turnover, a love of the discrimination in the workplace -- a lot of discrimination. people feel they are not secure in their job and they often end up leaving or are fired because they are required to do so much for so little and it tends to make one feel as though things fe fort going to be sav the long term. host: here's the "washington times showing a map of the states in green that have right to work laws. so that's the argument, companies will come to the states that have right-to-work. these are the top five states for a business and they also have right-to-work laws. caller: i see the statistics, but i think sometimes the statistics are manipulated in a way. although these states appeared to be productive, there's a lot of criteria involved that may not be evaluated. and sometimes, even in a system where there appears to be a very
condition is not dire. the 41st president remains in intensive care in a houston hospital. he has been in the hospital since november 23rd. >>> in south africa, the granddaughters of nelson mandela say that he is alert and that he's doing well. the former south african president, he is back home after spending eight days in the hospital. >> it's important for people to remember that, you know, he is 95, after all. and that, you know, once in a while he needs, you know, medical care, medical attention. and you know, we're very grateful because, you know, he's surrounded by the best medical team, you know. he's very well taken care of, and he's very comfortable, and he's very happy. >> mandela was treated for a lung infection and underwent gallstone surgery. we're glad everyone is on the mend. >>> heartbreaking development for hundreds of americans trying to adopt children from russian orphanages. well, today president vladimir putin signed a law banning all u.s. adoptions. why? the ban is considered a payback of sorts for an american law passed two weeks ago. now, that law puts financia
at a houston hospital. >>> with the nation reeling from the tragedy in newtown, connecticut, and engaged in a national debate on gun control, chicago reaches a deadly milestone despite the toughest laws when it comes to owning firearms. >>> federal investigators arrested a new york city woman, they say she used the school's shooting in newtown as a way to make money. time for citi price rewind. because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you really don't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it finds one, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly day! ok. [ male announcer ] now all you need is a magic carriage. citi price rewind. start saving at stop! stop! stop! come back here! humans -- we are beautifully imperfect creatures living in an imperfect world. that's why liberty mutual insurance has your back with great ideas like our optional better car replacement. if your car is totaled, we give you the mone
in mobile. the height of the storm. about 69,000 homes without power in the houston, texas area. nearby louisiana about 4,000 folks without any power late last night. look at that damage. wow. >> reporter: lots of damage. monster winds storms on the move making a mess for holiday travelers. we start in arkansas where freezing rain mixed with snow, here is some snow, sending cars slipping and sliding with deadly results, actually. at laos tw least two people killed on the slick roadways there. we are told the total number of deaths from this storm has risen to six. oklahoma also the scene of deadly weather-related accidents and roadways there covered in snow. and now to indiana, that's where the wind, combined with heavy snow bringing mere white outside conditions and treacherous travel. and now parts of the northeast could see up to a foot of snow. maria molina is live in the fox weather center, no doubt extremely busy today. maria. >> reporter: unfortunately we have the storm system impacting so many people during christmastime. we are not really thinking about severe weather, tornadoe
, comprehensive history ruins the magazine and a novel. robert is a native of houston attended university of texas at austin. please join me in welcoming robert draper. [applause] >> nice to see you. i thought we might start broad. are we better off than they were two years ago? [laughter] >> i really have to answer that question. it really needs answering quite >> it does. >> unit of measurement the democrats would use for congress' performance are different from that which the republicans use. as speaker john boehner has said over and over, the second pass a record low number of those pixel of the congress that were not imposing regulations and not increasing taxes. that's way one of looking on it. the way most people look at it attested to by record low popularity approval rating is that this is a congress that has been defined by dysfunction of the law, a congress in which has never been writer than none and where compromise is really seem to be a foreign-policy, a policy foreign to the roast great deliberative body. >> to think of people who ran in 2010 and got elected with the people who ran
. causing the number one tank to fail. houston, we have a problem. words that would be forever linked to the commander. >> when the explosion occurred i thought, why me? why me? why not wait until apollo 14? or why not apollo 12? i could not believe what was happening and i thought, well, it is me, it is now, so, what is next? >> people say it was a good thing it was jim. >> you can catch that entire documentary "fly me to the moon" tonight at 9:00 p.m. eastern right here on the fox news channel. >>heather: the clock is tick down to the dooming fiscal cliff but if the united states goes over the cliff who gets the blame? our political insiders will talk about it. >>gregg: political crisis in europe spilling over into the united states. christians now seeking asylum and why they say they have no choice but to run. i have a cold... i took dayquil, but i still have a runny nose. [ male announcer ] dayquil doesn't treat that. huh? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus rushes relief to all your worst cold symptoms, plus it relieves your runny nose. [ sighs ] thank you! [ male announcer ] yo
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